Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Check out these funniest female comedians on Netflix and their very amazing stand-up specials.
Whenever I am sad, I don’t think twice and open up my Netflix. I start scrolling toward the collection of my favorite stand-up comedies. Plugging in my earphones I start watching these fun and amazing videos of hilarious stand-up comedians. I have come to realize that spending some time watching them instantly makes my mood better. It’s like personal therapy for me.
In recent times stand-up comedy has become the biggest form of humorous and relaxing entertainment. They are the perfect fun and easy watch to enjoy alone or with your friends. With many comedians coming forward with their fun-loving personalities and unique styles, we now have got the chance to choose from a wide range of standups. These comedians try their best to succeed in bringing out a huge and boisterous laugh from you.
Watching them might be a therapy for you but that doesn’t mean that they don’t get the benefit of letting themselves out. They use this chance to talk freely about society as well as their personal experiences. The stage becomes their element and that is where they are most free. Stand-up comedians use this chance to give us a feel-good performance, of which at the end we leave with a beautiful smile on our faces.
Just like in every other field, here too there many women have contributed amazingly. Many notable women comedians are the leading gems in this field. They have mesmerized their whole audience by showcasing sharp wit and humor. Comedy fans can binge-watch their specials and get the first-hand experience of amazing talent. Along with making us laugh, these women are good at motivating us and subtly inspiring us.
They talk about the issues in society and tackle them with their witty jokes. By boosting our confidence with their talks they make us feel good.
With its huge collection, there are many amazing stand-up comedy specials by women available on Netflix. From performing funny physical comedy to doling out whip-smart comments, these female comedians have got their unique style. With them, Netflix has got the much-needed perfect dose of dopamine for you.
1. 14 Great Women Stand-Up Specials on Netflix That You Should Watch
You might have heard male comedians joking about how female comedians are ‘not funny. Well, here are some of the best female comedians who can shut the door in their faces and can prove them wrong. From talking about boy issues to body issues they have got the perfect jokes to entertain you.
1.1 Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gatsby has got the power-packed performances that you didn’t know you needed. She is an Australian standup comedian. She is good at making you laugh in both loud and subtle ways. In her shows, she openly comments on homophobia, Sexuality, and other such crucial topics.
1.1.1 Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
At the start of Nanette, Hannah Gadsby talks about how she had named the show ‘Nanette’. She talks about small towns, the place she had grown (Tasmania), and her homosexuality. The main theme of this show is Hannah’s exhaustion caused by the method of using comedy as a way to process. She talks about many deep-rooted issues.
Talking about her gender identity, she also uses this as an opportunity and pokes fun at straight white men. Hannah Gadsby also comments on how she doesn’t consider herself in a ‘quite gay’ category. Cracking up self-deprecating jokes, she makes the whole audience ‘t’. Along with delivering punchlines and giving belly laughs, she also uses her jokes to subtly blow the audience with depictions of physical and psychological trauma. She even talks about her experiences with autism and ADHD. She has got the power to reach truly amazing comic achievement.
You can also check out her other shows streaming on Netflix –
1.1.2 Hannah Gadsby — Douglas
1.2 Urzila Carlson
1.2.1 Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser
Urzila entertains her audience with her Netflix special ‘Overqualified Loser’ inducing an uproar of laughter from her audience. Her observational humour is known to be spot-on which perfectly connects to everyone. Talking about sex tapes and periods in this stand-up special she reels everybody in with her funny personality. By sharing her experiences of being a plus-sized woman, she narrates the prejudice and comments that she has to face through comedy.
1.3 Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish has proved her talent in the comedy game for a very long time. She has successfully starred in shows such as ‘new girl’, ‘That’s so raven’ and many others. She has also written a book called ‘Last black unicorn’. She has done many standup comedy specials. She has two of her standup specials on Netflix-
1.3.1 Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
She starts her stand-up special by celebrating her coming into womanhood, cuz it’s her Mitzvah! On her 40th birthday, she talks about topics like having a bad day to alcoholism. Through her amazing singing and dancing with her comedy chops, she is going to leave you with gut-wenching laughter.
Check out her stand-up on Netflix-
1.4 Sarah Silverman
Silverman had many controversies to her name. Her content is directed toward a mature audience. She has been in this comedy arena for more than two decades and has a bold and carefree attitude. She has also acted in many movies and also has written a bestselling book.
1.4.1 Sarah Silverman: A Speck Of Dust
She in her show cracks a joke about how people are now behind her because she had tweeted something. Silverman is pretty much known to make comments on race relations and she does hesitate to not skip politics. Also tackling topics from sexism to reproductive rights she creates a wave of shock among the audience.
1.5. Katherine Ryan
1.5.1 Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
Katherine Ryan is a Canadian Stand up comedian who currently lives in the U.K. She frequently cracks jokes about her family and her hometown, mentioning how her daughter’s English accent makes her sound like a ‘butler’. She also emphasizes on how her choice of being a 35-year-old single causes so many comments among the people around her.
She comments on the sexist mentality of people by saying how she would modify her set to create more of a safe space for men. She even jokes about dating younger men. She lives by her name trouble Katherine Ryan. With her boisterous and not at all ‘proper lady’ personality she wins over the hearts of her entire audience.
1.6 Iliza Schlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger is one of the underrated female comedians who has got a great deal of talent in her. She has made a name for her acting skills, being a dog lover, and cracking up amazing jokes. She grew up in Dallas, TX.
1.6.1 Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial
Even before Iliza’s entry, a dog runs onstage, and even a credit rolls with its name in the end. This all shows how much of a dog lover she is. The best place to watch Iliza in her element is at her show Elder Millennial. She brings about the topics of gender roles, and social conventions into the limelight. She even talks about age-related differences and pop culture. With her weird and entertaining physical comedy skills, she shows her audience good times.
1.6.2 Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills
In this show, Iliza tackles what it means to be a woman in this world. She mentions the mermaid and comments on how to search for things in the bag. From talking about dates to cracking jokes about Grandparents with their wars and 53 confirmed kills, she has it all in her show.
Some of her other stand-ups to watch on Netflix are-
1.7 Leslie Jones
1.7.1 Leslie Jones: Time Machine
Leslie Jones has been in the field of comedy for many years. With having done roles in the movie ‘Ghostbuster’ and also in the series called ‘Workoholics’ it’s high time that we get to enjoy a stand-up to her name. Unlike most comics, she goes all in with the crowd work from the start of the show itself. From yelling at the audience’s faces to pointing out people specifically and addressing them, she keeps the whole special engaging.
1.8 Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer has made her name around the globe with her explicit jokes and funny musings. She openly talks about her sexual conquests. She will clearly talk about graphic descriptions of the female anatomy. Schumer’s career might seem a bit slow at the current times. In the past she had done movies like ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘I feel pretty’ which are available on Netflix too. She still holds the heart of many of her audiences.
1.8.1 Amy Schumer: Growing
In this show of hers, Amy has a ring on her finger and a baby in her belly. She starts the show by cracking clever-looking jokes about cities and announcing loudly about her pregnancy. Then she continues to talk about rules of the pregnancy and about handling it and what all are the dos and the don’t with all the exaggeration and funny elements to it.
Check out her other shows –
1.9 Michelle Wolf
1.9.1 Michelle Wolf – Joke Show
Michelle Wolf does not need to start her special by easing in her audience or starting with introductions and everything, she can directly jump into the act and still amaze the audience. She has got the talent to make the weirdest jokes into the most laughable ones. She is quick to connect with the audience and entertain them with her sarcastic remarks. She has got the necessary attitude for a comedian that makes the audience enjoy the whole show with a smile on their face.
1.10 Nicole Byer
1.10.1 Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)
Nicole starts her Standup with an amazing pole dance with a quirky little costume inspired by a burger. She has got the perfect tone and a sweet giggle to keep the audience hooked. She shows us how to be perfectly weird and act crazy. She comments on the post-covid issues and how it has taken a toll on other things. She comments on dating during the lockdown period and about human connection and relations. She doesn’t shy to talk about her sexual endeavors.
1.11 Aditi Mittal
1.11.1 Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say
In her shows, Aditi Mittal never fails to make her audience laugh by using witty remarks and sarcastic comments on society. She starts by talking about picking-up techniques and being single and ends with commenting on menstrual pads. From talking about her roots to commenting on sex education, she says that is all. Connecting to what the name of the show suggests, she doesn’t stop herself from saying what she thinks.
1.12 Wanda Sykes
1.12.1 Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
Wanda Sykes starts her special by commenting on Trump’s presidency. She makes jokes and says how knowing that she is smarter than the US president is normal. She knows how to break the boundaries with her comic style and unique perspective. Her single joke can arouse a huge round of laughter from the audience. She may divert off the course in between with her jokes about the Skye family, but she makes her whole act stay pretty smooth.
1.13 Taylor Tomlinson
Taylor Tomlinson has got the biggest breakout over the past years. She is all but swag and has a perfect self-assured cadence.
1.13.1 Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You
Taylor Tomlinson in her standup ‘Look at You’ talks about mental health issues and childhood traumas but along with this, she shares with the audience about her bipolar disorder. Being the youngest, yes her jokes have references to pop culture. She is truly an amazing comedian to watch.
1.13.2 Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
She has the power to make jokes about an uncomfortable issue and still pull out a laugh from the audience. Her jokes have got the perfect balance of self-deprecation and self-confidence. Her physical comedy might not be that up to mark but her storytelling capabilities still amaze the audience to a great level. She always ensures that her comedy, jokes, and punchlines are to the mark. She might stick to the commonly used topics but her lines and jokes are new and loved by the audience.
1.14 Ali Wong
Ali Wong is known for her unfiltered commentary. She is a bold, loud, and enthusiastic person who doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind and cracking up her jokes. She has got her audience hooked. She is the best at standup writing and acting. She is also part of television series called ‘American Housewives’ and has done a movie called ‘Be My Maybe’.
1.14.1 Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
After the great hit of her first Netflix special Ali Wong: baby cobra, she comes back again and this time with a huge pregnant belly, and reminds the audience why she is the best. She does not hesitate to talk about married life and gives out too much information on her intimate sexual preferences. Her crude humor is loved by the audience and she never ceases to stop from leaving them in awe.
1.14.2 Ali Wong: Don Wong
The field of stand-up comedy, being a male-dominated field like many other fields, is difficult for women. In this show Ali Wong comments on the benefits that male standup comedians get and that females are deprived of. At the start of the show, she compares the dating experiences that male comedians get and how it is much better than women comedians who generally get the bottom. She is the one who can deliver punchlines with a straight face, which just makes the experience even better.
Check out another hour-long special by Ali Wong-
1.14.3 Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
2. Other Similar Shows On Netflix
These are some of the single standup specials by female comedians. Other than these Netflix also has other stand-up comedy shows like ‘Ladies Up‘ a show where each of the four episodes is dedicated to four Indian Female comedians. Another one is ‘Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies’ Night Live’ where Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin host a show and bring forward standups of many different female comedians like Cristella Alonzo, Margret Cho, Michelle Buteau, and many others together.
Other than the specials by these beautiful and amazing female comedians, Netflix has got the best streaming service with Standup specials by male comedians too. You can check out – Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, and Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh. These are some of the amazing Netflix comedy specials that you can check out.
If you want other shows where you can watch multiple comedians coming together then try- The comedy lineup, where many famous comedians come and each perform a 15 min act. There is also the show called – Best of Standup 2020, where you can watch small bits of your favorite comedians clubbed up together. The show called- The Best of Netflix is a joke: The festival, brings together the highlights from the Netflix is a joke comedy festival. If you want to watch different comedians around the world then Netflix has got a show called – Comedians of the World, you can watch stand-ups by multiple comedians from different parts of the world in one show.
These women make their audience laugh and their worries away. They use the stage as a medium to arouse laughter among the people and make them happy. These are some of the best comedians who have proved their worth in the arena of stand-up comedy. They can make you laugh with few words and the best acting, and take all your worries away.